Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year’s coat for January 2014!!

Ok enough teasing on Facebook lol. I finally posted this new coat!!! Yes I have got another one made! This is my January Jacket, just in time for New Years. It’s got just a touch of sparkle and  very elegant! A bit reminiscence of the Victorian era/medieval style.


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I made my own pattern for this one by using old magazines taped together and draping on my dummy (that’s not me it’s a dress form hahaha) It worked out pretty good! I was pleased with the outcome.

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This is how I made the bottom. I first made a straight fitted bottom and then I took the panels and cut them leaving a slight bit of fabric. I then spread the pieces to get the fullness I wanted and placed it on top of my taped together magazine pages(what a great way to recycle my old magazines!!!) and cut out each section. This made the back of the coat.

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New Years elegant jacket
I used the black and off white plaid fabric that I had bought at Fabricville for the base color. I cut out the fabric on the bias (that’s placing your fabric corner to corner instead of lengthwise for you who do not know what bias is)
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I used a two way silver metal zipper.
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Some of these were fabric I had kicking around. The black with gold and silver fabric was a sweater I found at the used clothing store. The waist band black fabric is left over from a previous jacket, the black with shiny black I have no idea where it came from!
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Yes we have snow today!! Probably less than a foot so that’s not too bad and it is really a gorgeous day!!! Just beautiful!!!

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The coat is a little longer in the back, seems to give it a more feminine feel.

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It’s swirly!!

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There are pieces of fake leather here and there.

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The coat is lined with a winter lining, in a rich gold color, actually I ran out of gold and had left over black which I added a couple of panels on the bottom skirt. Sorry I forgot to take pics!  Notice the cuffs?? They are from an old sweater I had! Love it!! hehehe

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I added a fur trim in black to the hood.

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I did something I have NOT done in a very long time, check it out below!!!

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A  snow angel!!! :)

That is it ladies and gentlemen, the show is over!! lol


Do I like this coat as much as the last one I made? Yes and no, I like it more because it is more elegant and less showy BUT I like my more casual but dressy coat of many colors because I can wear it without feeling too dressed up, so really I don’t know which one I like the best but I think the scale tips more for my last one. You can see it here: Coat of many colors if you haven’t seen it yet. Which one do you prefer?


PROJECTS I”M ON NOW

Well a lot of them of course!!! geesh lol

I have this extra large canvas I want to paint a painting on for my new living room just as soon as I figure out what it will be. My bedroom needs decorating and I’m going with black and white with aqua accents! Just put together a bedspread for my bed, look at this!!!

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I’m loving these colors!!! I’m so exited about this project! I’ve got plans, I’ve got plans!!! We shall see if they work out ;)
This isn’t quilted yet. I have to figure out how I’m going to find quilting frames for something this size!!! I may have to use a hoop. It won’t be quilted to death, just straight quilting following the lines and quilting in the middle. This is a queen size bed and the sides touch the floor!! I still have pillow shams to make(haven’t figured out how I’m going to make them yet) and accent pillows and also I have to figure out what I what to do in the middle top of the spread. I’m not sure if I want to quilt a nice design or appliqué something in black.

Most quilts I have made I ended up giving them away to someone, well this one is mine, I’m telling you all right now!!! lol

Yes I sew in my bedroom! haha I also have a music room in there! AND that’s our tv room too!! (sheepish grin) Oh I have a vanity in there too….. What that’s not what bedrooms are for? ha! ;) The price you pay for having a small house, although it’s bigger than it was before but that’s another story coming soon!!


OH OH OH!!! I know you guys will think I’m nuts BUT I’m going to be making a February coat! Hopefully in time for valentines day!!! Yes YES really!!! lol

It might look something like these:

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This would be my second choice, without the black pocket like that, just side pockets.

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My favorite is the queen of hearts with the white collar.  What one do you like the best?


What we did for new years? Had a quiet evening at home watching a movie and went to bed by 11:00 hahaha Nothing exciting here! But I did do my bestie’s makeup for her for New Years eve. She liked the makeup that I did that day on me and so she asked me to do hers. Here is a onsie collage I did for her

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I put my gold necklace on her so that it would match her gold eye shadow!! lol

I think that the gold looked really good with her brown eyes!

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P.S. Things are not always what they seem to be, it is important to remember that!! Our mind play tricks on us!!!

Goodnight